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Fujitsu Lifebook E8020

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Lifebook E8020 laptop, model LBE8020-AA279E0B1. This laptop works really well with Linux, even the 56k modem works without the need of paying for the Linuxant module.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameFujitsu Lifebook E8020
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 770 2.13GHz
Screen15“
RAM1024MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Graphics64MB ATI Mobility Radeon x600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2915abg 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, Firewire port

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYesUse tg3 module
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

This laptop supports both the open source radeon module and the proprietary ATI module. The proprietary module would probably give you the best 3D performance.

Summary

This is a very good laptop to use with Linux, all the major features work without difficulty.


Discussion

Gerhard Olejniczak, 2009/08/14 19:19

I've installed Ubuntu (at the moment 9.04 aka intrepid) and all works really well.
All hardware incl. the extra buttons from scratch.

Gerhard Olejniczak, 2009/08/14 19:22

I'm sorry, but I made a mistake. 9.04 is jaunty jackalope.

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